Road scam accused surrenders before court in Arunachal

     Itanagar, Sept 22 (PTI) An engineer of the public works department (PWD) allegedly involved in a multi-crore road scam in Arunachal Pradesh, surrendered before a court in West Kameng district on Wednesday, after evading arrest since August 31, a police officer said here.<br>               Executive engineer of the PWD’s Chayangtajo division, Nyakpu Yangfo, allegedly involved in the Seppa-Chayangtajo NEC road scam, surrendered before the Bomdila session court, Superintendent of Police, Special Investigating Cell (Vigilance), Hemant Tiwari said. <br>              The judge remanded him to seven days police custody, the SP said.<br>               Work on the 81-km long road, sanctioned under North East Council (NEC), which began in 2008 is yet to be completed. <br>              A case was registered with the investigation cell on March 5 this year by a social activist, alleging that the road has been under construction for over a decade, and more than Rs 100 crore have been disbursed to companies involved in building it, the SP had said.  <br>              The scam pertaining to the construction of the major road in East Kameng district being executed by three companies - Gammon India Ltd, Gamon Engineering & Contractors Pvt Ltd, both Mumbai-based firms, and Hyderabad-based D R B Infrastructure, for an agreed amount of Rs 172 crore, is under SIC probe now. <br>             The special investigating cell (SIC) had conducted raids at multiple locations in Itanagar Capital Complex, East Kameng and Kurung- Kumey districts respectively to apprehend Yangfo but was not successful, the SP said.  <br>            The SIC had also obtained a non-bailable warrant against him.<br>            Yangfo had approached the Itanagar bench of Gauhati High Court  for grant of interim relief which was denied. <br>        Yangfo, was posted as assistant engineer at Chayangtajo PWD division from 2009 to 2011 and subsequently posted as executive engineer in the same division from 2019 to 2020. <br>            Two senior engineers of the PWD, along with the managing director of DRB Infrastructure, were apprehended early this month for their alleged involvement in the scam.  PTI UPL    <br>     <br>MM   MM

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